How to Fix Windows Update Error 0x80242006 in Windows 10

As many users discovered the hard way, fixing Windows Update problems isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially because the information they receive is pretty limited in 99 percent of the cases.

Let’s take error 0x80242006, for example.

When a device encounters this error, they also get the following message in Windows Update:


The description of the error, however, doesn’t tell much to the Average Joe:

A handler operation could not be completed because the update contains invalid metadata.

The first thing users typically try when they come across a Windows Update error is launch the Windows Troubleshooter, which surprisingly has become quite an effective Windows 10 utility. The Troubleshooter, however, doesn’t always fix Windows Update problems, and the most common fix that it attempts is restarting the update service altogether.

To launch the troubleshooter in Windows 10, follow this path:

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.